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June 11th, 2014 24 comments

Doctor Who The Essential Guide #2 The Tardis

Panini’s new series of Doctor Who bookazines continues with an issue dedicated to the TARDIS.

The Essential Doctor Who: The TARDIS is a lavish 116-page guide featuring details of every major TARDIS story.

There are exclusive new interviews with scriptwriters Steve Thompson (Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS) and Christopher H Bidmead (Logopolis, Castrovalva, Frontios), guest star Suranne Jones (Idris in The Doctor’s Wife), the show’s current production designer Michael Pickwoad and the Radiophonic Workshop’s Brian Hodgson, Dick Mills and Mark Ayres. The publication also includes articles on TARDIS collectables, a history of the original police boxes by a retired superintendent, maps of the ship’s interior and a three-part guide on how to operate the console.

“The TARDIS is an essential part of Doctor Who, so we had to feature it in this series of bookazines,” says editor Marcus Hearn. “We’ve taken a fresh look at one of the show’s most familiar icons, and I’m pleased that we’ve been able to include so much previously unpublished material.”

The Essential Doctor Who: Cybermen is on sale now at WH Smiths and all good newsagents, price £9.99.

Categorised under: Doctor Who Magazine, Magazine


  • Anonymous

    August 6th, 2014 - 1:48pm

    Picked this up in WHS today, most have missed this post as never realised it was out

  • nick r

    July 11th, 2014 - 3:10am

    “I got my copy from e bay at the going price £9.99 plus £1.50 postage seen em for £15 or more now and yes its a good read

  • Tardispals

    June 30th, 2014 - 11:31am

    Can you get this in waitrose??

    • StetsonDoctor

      July 16th, 2014 - 9:11pm

      No, but you can get the normal magazines.

  • The Flying Shark

    June 27th, 2014 - 7:06pm

    I got this magazine today along with DWM 475, SFX 250, Destiny of the Daleks on video and a Lego Ned Flanders figure.


    June 25th, 2014 - 1:34am

    Can’t find a coy of this anywhere!

    • The Contessa

      June 25th, 2014 - 11:39am

      I got this in my local W H Smith’s yesterday – it should be widely available in those stores. Does anyone know how many will be released each year?

    • timelord63

      June 25th, 2014 - 1:38pm

      Still can’t find this in Hull over 2 weeks after it was published! WHSmith don’t have it in and are useless when ask them about it

  • David Simon

    June 21st, 2014 - 10:35am

    This is now available in W H Smith in Brighton.

  • Shane

    June 18th, 2014 - 8:51pm

    These are coming out a little too regular considering their price.


    June 12th, 2014 - 3:30pm

    MUST BUY !! 😀

  • nathanwho

    June 12th, 2014 - 1:53pm

    i like the way you can you see the console

  • Doctorfan

    June 12th, 2014 - 9:14am

    cool cover

  • Lego Whovian

    June 11th, 2014 - 10:25pm

    OK, was just wondering whether it was intentional or not.

  • Jonathan

    June 11th, 2014 - 7:01pm

    Looks nice! I was surprised to find that they Sell the Doctor Who Mag and Special issues in Canada, I’ll be getting that one!

  • the astronaut of death

    June 11th, 2014 - 6:59pm

    this looks amazing!!!!!!

  • StetsonDoctor

    June 11th, 2014 - 6:59pm

    Great! When’s it out?

    • DalekAgent

      June 11th, 2014 - 8:21pm

      The official doctor who magazine twitter account said its out tomorrow, I didn’t know anything about it

    • StetsonDoctor

      June 11th, 2014 - 9:16pm


    • Trenzalore

      June 11th, 2014 - 9:20pm

      In the description above it says on sale now.

    • Pigbin Josh

      June 11th, 2014 - 9:32pm

      No it doesn’t?

    • booboo

      June 11th, 2014 - 9:42pm

      The Essential Doctor Who: Cybermen is on sale now at WH Smiths and all good newsagents, price £9.99.

    • Lego Whovian

      June 11th, 2014 - 10:05pm

      It says “Cybermen” instead of “The TARDIS”.

    • Dalek95

      June 11th, 2014 - 10:20pm

      @Lego Whovian, Booboo is correct the cyberman one is out now, not the Tardis one.

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